kind of self-explanatory, right? We seem to have some impressive thread-wrappers that lurk around this board. let's try to keep your "first booger" posts at a minimum.
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By ScottP
#692602
Finney's Pearly Dabbler

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hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 red
tag - Danville Depth Ray fire orange
tail - bleached pheasant tail dyed claret (1 Tbs Rit Wine/1 cup water)
rib - small wire silver
body - mylar tinsel pearl
body hackle - dun saddle
throat - mearns quail
cloak - bronze mallard
wing - bronze mallard
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By ScottP
#692610
Denson's Traffic Light Buzzer

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hook - Dai Riki 135 #12
thread - Danville 6/0 black
rib - small wire red over medium opal over holo red tinsel
abdomen - dubbing black
wingcase - pheasant tail black
throrax - dubbing grey squirrel/hare's ear
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By ScottP
#692611
Denson's Cat Dabbler

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hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Uni 8/0 fire orange
tail - bronze mallard
rib - small wire chartreuse
body - dubbing chartreuse
body hackle - hen dyed golden olive (1Tbs Rit Golden Yellow/1 cup water; overdyed with 1 Tbs Rit Golden Yellow, 1 Tsp Rit Dark Green/1 Cup water)
wing - marabou white
cloak - bronze mallard
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By ScottP
#692619
[b][size=150]Denson's Silver Invicta Dabbler[/size][/b]



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First try at tying the bronze mallard fibers in first/facing forward then folding back (got that idea from Davie McPhail [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0z5Tc0RifQ][b]here[/b][/url]). Cloak may be a bit sparse but I was happy with the distribution.



hook - Dai Riki 075 #8

thread - Danville 6/0 black

tail - hackle fibers yellow

rib - small wire silver

body - tinsel silver

body hackle - hen dyed ginger (4 Tsp Rit Golden Yellow, 1/2 Tsp Rit Camel/4 cups water)

shoulder hackle - hen grizzly dyed silver doctor blue (2 packs Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry/1 cup water)

cloak - bronze mallard
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By ScottP
#692627
Eastham's Storr May

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A U.K. perch fry pattern.

hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - bronze mallard
rib - small wire black
body - mylar tinsel gold
body hackle - hen grizzly olive
wing - olive/black marabou (mixed)
shoulder hackle - black
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By ScottP
#692641
Denson's Redneck Dabbler

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hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 wine
tail - hackle red
rib - small wire gold
body - mylar tinsel opal
body hackle - hen grizzly dyed golden brown (1Tbs Rit Golden Yellow, 1 Tsp Rit Tan/1 cup water)
collar hackle - hen grizzly dyed red
cloak - bronze mallard


mash barb/start thread 1 eye width back from eye

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strip off some bronze mallard fibers; roll

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measure (hook length+); tie in with fibers facing forward, rolling fibers around the shank, trim butts

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wrap to bend; strip some hackle fibers, measure (shank length); tie in/tie in rib

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tie in tinsel, wrap forward, tie off/trim

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tie in (folded) hackle by tip; wrap to bend

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wrap wire thru hackle, helicopter end/cover with thread; trim hackle tip

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tie in (folded) shoulder hackle; take a couple wraps, tie off/trim

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stroke mallard fibers back; tie down (probably should have tied in the body hackle back a couple turns farther to keep the head from getting crowded like this)

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even tips on another strip of bronze mallard, strip off, fold

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measure (halfway back to tip of tail); tie in/trim

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wax the crap out of your thread, build up the head, whip finish, SHHAN


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By ScottP
#692650
Conba's Connemara Black Bumble

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hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - golden pheasant crest
butt - dubbing orange
rib - oval tinsel silver
body - dubbing black
body hackle - black
1st shoulder hackle - hen black
2nd shoulder hackle - partridge dyed silver doctor blue (2 packs Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry/1 cup water)
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By ScottP
#692661
Conba's Connemara Black

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hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - golden pheasant crest
butt - Danville Depth Ray fire orange
rib - oval tinsel silver
body - dubbing black
1st shoulder hackle - hen black
2nd shoulder hackle - partridge dyed silver doctor blue (2 packs Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry/1 cup water)
wing - bronze mallard
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By ScottP
#692680
Hare's Ear Bumble

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Change size to suit your needs; this can work in lots of places.

hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 brown
rib - mylar tinsel pearl
body - dubbing hare's ear
body hackle - furnace saddle
shoulder hackle - partridge
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By ScottP
#692695
Claret Bumble Muddler

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hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 wine
tag - tinsel gold
tail - golden pheasant tippet
rib - oval tinsel gold
body - dubbing claret
body hackle - dyed claret (1 Tbs Rit Wine/1 cup water)
shoulder hackle - chukar dyed silver doctor blue (2 packs Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry/1 cup water)
head - deer hair dyed claret
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By ScottP
#692707
Denson's Peter Ross Dabbler

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hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - hackle brown
rib - small wire silver
body - rear 2/3 tinsel silver, front 1/3 dubbing red
body hackle - grizzly dyed golden brown (1 Tbs Rit Golden Yellow, 1 Tsp Rit Tan/4 cups water)
cloak/wing - bronze mallard
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By ScottP
#692714
Conba's Claret Bumbler (variant)

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Swapped out the yellow shoulder hackle she used for golden pheasant; the longer fibers necessitated the use of guinea up front instead of dyed Mearns quail (preferred) but in this case the guinea behaved.

hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - golden pheasant tippet
rib - tinsel pearl
body - dubbing claret
body hackle - dyed claret (1 Tbs Rit Wine/1 cup water)
1st shoulder hackle - golden pheasant yellow rump
2nd shoulder hackle - guinea dyed blue (Regatta - 3/4 Tsp Rit Aquamarine, 1/4 Tsp Rit Royal Blue/4 cups water)
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